Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Agroforestry
While both indigenous and non-indigenous practitioners have developed agroforestry practices of great value, we focus on the role of indigenous, traditional ecological knowledge in this publication.
National Agroforestry Center
The USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) accelerates the application of agroforestry through a national network of partners. Together, we conduct research, develop technologies and tools, coordinate demonstrations and training, and provide useful information to natural resource professionals. Read more about the NAC…
USDA Expands Access to Credit to Help More Beginning and Family Farmers
Posted October 9, 2014
The microloan changes announced today will allow beginning, small and mid-sized farmers to access an additional $15,000 in loans using a simplified application process with up to seven years to repay. These efforts are part of USDA's continued commitment to small and midsized farming operations, and new and beginning farmers.
For more information, see the USDA News Release…
Organic Cost Share Assistance Available
Posted September 8, 2014
Through the 2014 Farm Bill, cost share and assistance programs are available for organic producers and handlers for certification. Organic cost share programs reimburse individual organic operators up to 75 percent of their certification costs up to a maximum of $750 per category of certification. The USDA National Organic Program Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions can help organic producers and handlers learn more about the programs and how to participate.
- November 19-20, 2014 - Green Lands, Blue Waters Conference, Decatur, Illinois
- December 12, 2014 - Forest Botanicals: Deep and Tangled Roots, Webinar
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